Alberta seeks comment on 96-MW cogen project of ATCO Power

The Alberta Utilities Commission on July 22 went out for comment until Aug. 12 on an application by ATCO Power Canada Ltd. for approval of an industrial system designation to support the operation of Williams Canada Propylene ULC’s Alberta propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene facilities located northeast of Fort Saskatchewan.

The industrial system designation would include a cogeneration power plant and a substation, and would be located on land privately owned by Williams Canada Propylene. ATCO Power also applied for approval to distribute electric energy within the industrial system designation.

The power plant would consist of two 48-MW gas turbine generators. ATCO Power has applied for approval to construct and operate a substation that would consist of two 240/13.8-kilovolt (kV) transformers and two 240-kV circuits to connect the substation to a new 240-kV switching station to be owned by AltaLink Management Ltd.

A project contact is: ATCO Power Canada Ltd., Amit Bhargava, Phone: 403-209-6955, amit.bhargava@atco.com.

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